Waimea's Mala‛ai School Garden Weekly 'Farm Stand' Resumes

WAIMEA’S MALA‛AI SCHOOL GARDEN WEEKLY ‘FARM STAND’ RESUMES:  For the next six Wednesdays, beginning March 6, 2013, from 1:30 to 3:15 p.m., the Waimea community is invited back to Mala‛ai: The Culinary Garden of Waimea Middle School for a weekly student-run “Farm Stand.”  Located in the back—or south side—of the school campus near the entry to the ¾-acre organic Mala‛ai learning garden, the Farm Stand will offer a variety of fresh produce – most of which is grown by students.  Produce offered for sale will include a variety of leafy greens, kabocha squash, potatoes, herbs, organic eggs and cut flowers, as available.  There may also be some produce donated by local farmers.  The Farm Stand was conceived to provide students with the real experience of growing, harvesting, cleaning and preparing produce to sell, and then handling sales and learning all the steps and entrepreneurial skills required to manage a small business. Funds raised will be used by 6th-8th grade middle school students for a specific project to enhance their outdoor garden classroom.  For more information, go to http://www.malaai.org, or call Alethea Lai (808-989-7861) or email: alethea@malaai.org


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